Thursday, March 24, 2011

MMS2011: Keynote Day 2 - Brad Anderson

Just finished the Keynote Day 2. Here are my cliff notes:

  • Announcing System Center Configuration Manager Beta 2 to Public
    • Ability to manage and control Windows, iPhone, iPad, Symbian and Android mobile devices
    • Ability to report on inventory, status, on the mobile devices and even remotely wipe out the phone in the event of a lost phone
    • Ability to deploy Citrix XenApp and Microsoft App-V applications
    • Management of users devices can now be done from a single pane
    • Superceding feature - ability to automatically uninstall an application when installing a new version
    • Self Service Catalog for users to pick and choose applications to be installed on their computers
    • Ability to manage Citrix Xen Desktop
    • Extending inventory items now easily done via console instead of having to modify smsdef.mof
    • Auto deployment rules can be configured to automatic download of updates and deploy.
  • Announcing Forefront Endpoint Protection will now be part of Core CAL
  • Announcing the inclusion of Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring as part of the MDOP Suite
  • Announcing MMS2012 will be April 16 - 20 back at the VENETIAN, Las Vegas!

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